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* The Munster Literature Centre wishes to thank all the talented poets and poetry lovers who made the 2014 Cork Spring Poetry Festival hugely successful and one we will remember with great fondness and humor. We are grateful for the unwavering support from management and staff at the Cork Arts Theatre, The Maldron Hotel, The Farmgate Café and The Other Place. We look forward to next year's festival and hope you are too!

* Irish poet Matthew Sweeney will give the Craft Talk on Friday at 4pm at the Cork Arts Theatre. Please purchase your tickets through the Cork Arts Theatre at 021-4505624.

* Tickets will no longer be sold on our website. Please purchase your tickets through the Cork Arts Theatre at 021-4505624.

* Billy Collins and Leanne O'Sullivan Reading Sold Out. Paul Muldoon and Jean Hanff Korelitz reading Sold Out. Saturday Evening events selling out fast. To enquire about waiting list for cancellations

*Congratulations to the five poets selected to read at our Emerging Poets event— Victoria Kennefick, Laura McKenna, Bill Hoagland, Eve-Marie Power, and Maurice Devitt! Visit our Emerging Poets page to read more about their accomplishments.

*Congratulations to the winners of the Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition—Maya Catherine Popa, Paula Cunningham, and Matthew Sweeney!
Details about our winners as well as shortlisted and commended poets here.

*Unfortunately, Jo Shapcott is unable to attend the festival due to unforseen circumstances. American poet Amy Gerstler has graciously agreed to read and facilitate a workshop in lieu of Jo Shapcott.

*Programme for the 2014 Cork Spring Poetry Festival now online, featuring events with Billy Collins, Leanne O'Sullivan, Paul Muldoon, Billy Ramsell, Maurice Riordan, Michelle O'Sullivan and many more.


*Parking is conveniently located at Q Park Carroll's Quay across from The Cork Arts Theatre.

*Recommended hotels can be viewed on our Venues page.


Festival Fringe Events:

The Munster Literature Centre is delighted to announce a number of fringe events happening around the
Cork Spring Poetry Festival

*Graham Allen book launch organised by New Binary Press
Thursday February 13, 2pm, Cork City Library

*A Poetry Mart at the festival club at the Cork Arts Theatre
Thursday February 13, after 11pm

*Love poems for Valentine’s Day hosted by Waterstones
Friday February 14, 2.30-4.30pm